It's that time again - the Parliamentary Service awards 2015 are now open for your nominations. Here's a suggestion - why don't we nominate Jazz Services for an award? Given their financial woes and loss of Arts Council grant they need all the support they can get...
Anyway here's the submission procedure...
FIRST STAGE – NOMINATIONS
Public nominations may be submitted online via the Jazz Services website, from now until December 12 2014.
SECOND STAGE – SELECTION PANEL
Each year a selection panel is chosen to consider the public nominations. The panel represents a broad cross-section of backgrounds from the UK's jazz sector, with each member having their own particular area of expertise.
The Selection Panel collectively choose 3-5 nominees for each category from all the public nominations received. These selections are then passed to the 100 or so members of the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) for final consideration.
FINAL STAGE – WINNERS
The members of APPJAG choose the eventual winners in each category from the Nominees chosen by the jazz selection panel, co-chaired by Michael Connarty MP and Lord Colwyn.
The winners are announced in March 2015 at the annual Parliamentary Jazz Awards held at the House of Commons.
More details here ...http://www.jazzservices.org.uk/index.php